World Bank CEDP Grant Jobs – Accountant MGF at Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Job Title:   Accountant MGF
Organization: Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Competitive
and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Grants Manager
Matching Grant Facility (MGF)
About CEDP:
The Government
of Uganda has received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the
Competitive and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). The project development
objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda
through supporting reforms in priority productive and service sectors geared
towards a better investment climate with particular focus on MSMEs.
The 5 year
project comprises of four major components and will be implemented by seven
agencies among them is Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB). However, the
overall coordination of the Project will lie with the Private Sector Foundation
Uganda (PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU). The Government of
Uganda recognizes the vital role that the private sector plays in the social economic
development of the country. The MGF supports interventions in high-potential and
sector specific sub-sectors including: tourism, coffee, horticulture, grains
and pulses, fisheries, edible oils, and information and communication
technology (business process outsourcing). In a bid to address some of the
constraints facing private enterprises, Government included a Matching Grant
Facility (MGF) component under CEDP that aims at;
Improving enterprise capacity by facilitating
beneficiaries access to grants of up to 50% towards use of sector specific
business development services (BDS), building skills and improving quality
standards at firm level.
Increasing the growth and competitiveness of the private
sector in Uganda in order to maximize returns on products/services through
value chain analysis.
Job Summary:  The Accountant Matching Grant Facility (MGF)
will render support the World Bank CEDP MGF Project through carrying out the day-to-day
finance function activities including budget execution, processing accounting
transactions, providing updates on project expenditure and participating in
preparation of periodic financial reports. The Accountant will ensure
accountability, internal control development and enforcement as per the guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of reviewing Client Claims submitted for
reimbursement for compliance to operational and financial procedures.
Reviewing expenditure accountability documentation
for completeness, adequacy and compliance to operational and financial
The incumbent will be managing working advance
sub-ledger in accordance with laid down procedures
Entering all financial transactions into the
Financial Management Systems
In charge of preparing monthly bank reconciliation
statements for review by the Project Financial Management Specialist
Responsible for reviewing and updating the grant
commitment ledger on a regular basis
In charge of preparing regular periodic management
reports in accordance with operating guidelines.
Supporting in the preparation of annual financial
reports and accounts
Generating vehicle and telephone usage reports
Preparing staff pay roll and remitting statutory
deductions on a timely basis
Managing the component assets
Raise payment vouchers for review and authorization.
Prepare bank payment instructions for approved
Properly file all accounting documents in accordance
with the project guidelines.
Manage the component imprest in accordance with
project guidelines.
Take part in the preparation of periodic progress management
reports in accordance with GoU and World Bank guidelines.
Perform any other legally accepted duties and roles
as may be assigned by the Grants Manager from time to time.
Key Performance Indicators:
Monthly report on outstanding invoices and payments
to clients
Well maintained filling system of payment
Monthly bank reconciliation statements
Payroll and update on statutory deduction returns
Monthly expenditure reports on motor vehicle and
telephone usage
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold an Honors degree in
Accounting or Finance; Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration with a
major in accounts;
Possession of full Professional Qualification in
Accountancy (CPA or ACCA)
At least five (5) years of finance and accounting
experience in public sector and at least two with donor funded project.
Computer literacy skills with knowledge in the use
of Accounting Software Application, (e.g. Oracle Financials, Navision Microsoft
Office) Knowledge of IFMS is an added advantage.
Excellent communication and report writing skills;
Proven high degree of honesty, integrity and
The applicant must be prepared to work under
pressure to meet tight project targets
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate
well with a multiplicity of stakeholders.
How to Apply:
All candidates
are encouraged to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the address below.
Please indicate
the position being applied for on top of the envelope.
The Project
and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) – Lower Building
Plot 43,
Nakasero Road,
P. O. Box 7683,
Kampala- Uganda.
Deadline: 16th October, 2015 by 17:00

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